Apple Announces Redesigned MacBook Air With M2 Chip, Notch, MagSafe, New Colors, and More

Apple today at WWDC 2022 announced the next-generation MacBook Air with the all-new M2 chip, a redesigned unibody enclosure, a brighter display with a notch, new color options like Starlight and Midnight, MagSafe charging, a 1080p camera, and more.


The new MacBook Air looks similar to the latest 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models. The notebook features a slightly larger 13.6-inch display with up to 500 nits of brightness, a fanless design, a MagSafe connector and two Thunderbolt 3 ports on the left side, a headphone jack with support for high-impedance headphones, four speakers, three microphones, and more. The notebook is 11.3mm thick and weighs 2.7 pounds.

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With an M2 chip, the new MacBook Air is available with an 8-core GPU and up to a 10-core GPU. The notebook can be configured with up to 2TB of SSD storage, along with up to 24GB of unified memory. Apple says the new MacBook Air achieves up to 18 hours of battery life.

The new MacBook Air is equipped with a Magic Keyboard that includes full-size function keys and a Touch ID button for fingerprint authentication.


The new MacBook Air will be available next month, but no specific date was provided during Apple's keynote. Pricing will start at $1,199 in the United States, with all color options including Silver, Space Gray, Midnight, and Starlight. The previous-generation MacBook Air with the M1 chip will remain available for $999, according to Apple.

Apple also announced a new 13-inch MacBook Pro powered by the M2 chip.

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Top Rated Comments

kerr Avatar
13 months ago
For MacBooks with 2 USB ports, it really annoys me that both are on the same side.
Score: 45 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kiensoy Avatar
13 months ago
Apple doesn't announce hardware at WWDC! ?
Score: 40 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AndrewC89 Avatar
13 months ago

Yeah nothing sus about a 30-year-old man buying a computer with his business card and student discount
You've never heard of adult students? I'm 32 and just got my master's degree last month.
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple_B0N6 Avatar
13 months ago
No pastel colors. Thank god!
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gpat Avatar
13 months ago
They have made all the right choices. Amazing design.

RIP wedge, and luckily no absurd off-white bezel.

Would definitely buy a bigger-screened version to replace my 16” M1 Pro.
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fwmireault Avatar
13 months ago
Can’t stress enough how glad I am the white notch and bezels rumor is not a thing

Also, why the latest MBP don’t have color matching MagSafe magnets but these MBA do?
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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